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Peekskill Summer Activities

Peekskill is a friendly town, and there’s lots to do if you’re looking for summer activities. Here are a few we think are worth a mention:

  • Hike or bike the Blue Mountain Reservation
    This 1,538-acre park right in Peekskill proper features miles of trails for mountain biking, strolling and nature study, and offers challenging hikes to the tops of two large peaks, Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain.
  • Take in a summer show or just chill by the water at Riverfront Green Park.  A great place to river watch, check out some cool sculptures, enjoy a picnic or bring the kids to the playground. There are nearby restaurants, bars, delis and an ice cream shop, so you don’t have to trek back to town.
  • Enjoy Peekskill and the Hudson Valley by getting out on the water for a relaxing cruise.
    trinity_1Trinity Cruise Company offers cruises from Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park through the Hudson Highlands.  Check their calendar for their regular schedule and special events such as the monthly Wine Tasting Cruise with Dylan’s Wine Cellar and the Brews & Blues Cruise with Peekskill Brewery growlers.
  • Stop by to watch an evening basketball game or enjoy the spray pool on a hot summer day. Main St. Peekskill.
  • Take a tour of Peekskill points of interest on “Stella” the Peekskill Trolly.


What’s up Peekskill? Independence Day Edition

Thursday, July 2nd

• Open Mic Night
with host Jess Erick
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• Dan Lavoie
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

Friday, July 3rd

• Sailing Stone
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Salsa Night with Orchestra Pastrana!
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Base Camp
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 4th – Independence Day

• Fireworks at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park
when it gets dark!

• The Blues Dogs
@ 12 Grapes – 10:30 pm

• David Kraai
in the Beer Garden
@ Birdsall House – 7:00 pm

• Harry Rios and The Nippy Thieves
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, July 5th

• Drew and Selena Bordeaux Unplugged
@ 12 Grapes – 6:30 – 8:30 pm

What’s up Peekskill? Happy Father’s Day!

Thursday, June 18

• Live Band Karaoke
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm.


• Family Feud night
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 5:30 – 8:00 pm

• Steve Chizmadia
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

• Antonio Ciacca Trio
@ The Hudson Room – 8:00 pm

Friday, June 19


• Juneteenth Flag Raising Service
@ Lincoln Depot Museum – 6:00 pm

• Sunset Wine Tasting Cruise
Dylan’s Wine Cellar & Trinity Cruises
@ The Riverfront Green – 7:00 pm

• Joe Duraes & The Skills
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• The Melissa Frabotta Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm.

• Peter Calo & Band
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Andy Farber Duo
@ Division Street Grill – 7:00 pm


• The New York Hitmen
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, June 20

• Juneteenth Celebration
Parade @ African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church @ 2 pm
Fair @ Riverfront Green Park – 11:30 am
Music @ Riverfront Green Park – 4-8:00 pm

• Azz-Kickin’ Blues with Johnny Feds & Friends
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm.

• Open Mic Night
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• The ABC’s of Jazz
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Antonio Ciacca Solo Piano
@ Division Street Grill – 7:30 pm

• Side Saddle
@ Birdsall House – 7:00 pm – in the beer garden

• The Force
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• P.E.A.C.E. II
an ambient jam
@ Embark – 8:00 – 10:00 pm

Father’s Day, June 21

• Jon Osborn Trio
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

• KIDS Open Mic Night!
@ 12 Grapes – 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

• Gilberto Santa Rosa
@ The Paramount – 7:00 pm

Pig Roast at the Peekskill Brewery


One of the Peekskill Brewery’s most anticipated events of the year. The pig roast is right around the corner! Buy your tickets today! Bring the whole family for music, food and beer (for folks over 21). Music this year by The Brighton Beat!

VIP Table of 6: Reserved Seating, Suckling Pig at the Table, Fixin’s and Beers- no lines!! $275
General Admission (food only) $30
All Inclusive (food and beer) $50
Kids Ticket (12 & u) $15

What’s up Peekskill? Mid-June Edition

Thursday, June 11

Fred Gillen Jr. - Wage Love
• Fred Gillen, Jr.
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

• Songwriter Showcase
with John Longhitano, and Jess Erick
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• Comedy Night
@ The Hudson Room – 8:00 pm

• Karaoke Night
@ Gleasons – 9:00 pm

Friday, June 12

Judy Collins on a fancy couch
Judy Collins on a fancy couch

• Judy Collins
@ The Paramount Theater – 8:00 pm

• Antonio Ciacca Duo
@ Division Street Grill – 7:00 pm

• Sundad
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Phillip Dollard
@ Gleasons – 9:00 pm

• Dylan Doyle Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Saturday, June 13

Jimmy Mack
• Honoring Jimmy Mack
@ The Paramount Theater – 7:00 pm

• West African and Caribbean Family Dance Workshop
@ Embark Peekskill – 1:00 – 2:30 pm

• Charley Krachy Duo
@ Division Street Grill – 7:30 pm

• Mark Sinnis & 825
@ Birdsall House – 7:00 pm – in the beer garden!

• Eric Person Trio
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• A Pink Floyd Tribute
with Beyond The Wall
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• LA Soul
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, June 14

• Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band
@ 12 Grapes – 5:30 pm

• The Mike Risko Band
@ The Hudson Room

Public Workshop for Peekskill Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

pwrwPeekskill’s Waterfront Advisory Committee is holding a public workshop on potential projects for the Peekskill waterfront. This is an opportunity to get your voice heard, learn about the process and help the Waterfront Advisory Committee build upon the many new developments that have occurred in the waterfront area in recent years.

This workshop follows a public workshop that was held in March identifying a vision for the waterfront and educating the public about key issues and opportunities that the LWRP needed to address.

The City of Peekskill is in the process of updating its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The LWRP is a plan that is prepared by a Waterfront Advisory Committee made up of local residents, business owners and civic leaders, with the assistance of City staff and a team of planning consultants. Although the Committee prepares the LWRP with public input, the Common Council has the ultimate responsibility for adopting the plan.

Since the March workshop, the Committee has used public input, technical analysis and conversations with City staff and the City Council to come up with a list of potential projects, policies and land use recommendations that will benefit the Peekskill waterfront. The next step is to present these potential projects to the public for your input, comment and additional ideas.

When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7 PM to 9 PM
Where:  Nutrition Room at the Neighborhood Center (4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill).

Please share with your friends, neighbors, colleagues or anyone who may have an interest in the future of Peekskill’s waterfront.

For more information, please visit the website for the City of Peekskill LWRP.

March meeting summary

If you can’t attend on the 16th, the meeting materials will be posted to the City’s LWRP website along with a link to send comments.